Complementary therapy for chronic pain: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain is often treated with opioid pain medications. But opioids have side effects, including the risk of addiction. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Brent Bauer explores complementary therapies as alternatives to medications. To listen, click the link below. [...]
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ConclusionThis review shows that CAM may be useful for ALS treatment, but more evidence regarding the efficacy and molecular mechanisms is required to establish CAM as a good therapy for the treatment of ALS patients.
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Practical Radiation OncologyAuthor(s): Barry S. Rosenstein
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion Evidence of clinical benefit of most available apps is very limited. Design features that enhance usability and maximise efficacy were identified. A provisional 'first-pass' evaluation framework is proposed that can help decide which apps should be endorsed by government agencies following more detailed technical assessments and which could then be recommended with confidence by clinicians to their patients.What is known about the topic? Smartphone health apps have attracted considerable interest from patients and health managers as a means of promoting more effective self-management of chronic diseases, which l...
Source: Australian Health Review - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research
Addiction and drug overdoses claim one life every four minutes in America. In the time it takes to order a latte, someone dies—from an illness that is highly treatable. The addiction crisis is the result of social prejudice; criminal justice policies that incarcerate people with addiction, instead of giving them treatment; healthcare policies that make it difficult or impossible to get medical help for substance use disorders; ignorance; and “abstinence only” drug policies that are ineffective and backwards. The fact is, people who struggle with substance use disorder are treated like second-class citize...
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According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain affects more Americans than?diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic?pain is often treated with opioid pain medications. But opioids have side effects, including the risk of addiction. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Brent Bauer?explores?complementary therapies?as alternatives to medications. To listen, click the link below. [...]
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Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 11/12/16 According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain affects more Americans than?diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic?pain is the most common cause of disability in the U.S., and it?s often treated with opioid pain medications. But opioids have side effects, including the risk of addiction. To find better [...]
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The United States is struggling to deal with an opioid epidemic that is damaging lives, resulting in overdoses, and yet not reducing chronic pain. National initiatives are underway to dramatically reduce access to prescription opioids, but these efforts lack a systematic approach to provide alternative treatments for these patients. Policy changes are urgently needed to provide better care for patients with chronic pain, and in this post, we outline three feasible policy initiatives. Innovative reimbursement initiatives by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) could frame and stimulate use of evidence-based ...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Drugs and Medical Technology Health Professionals Public Health Quality chronic pain Opioid Addiction opioids Source Type: blogs
By Stacy SimonThe ancient Indian practice of yoga combines meditation, breathing, and precise postures and poses to make a connection with thoughts, body, and spirit. People who practice yoga claim it leads to a state of physical health, relaxation, happiness, peace, and tranquility.Some evidence shows that yoga can lower stress, increase strength, and lessen lower back pain, while providing exercise. And according to a report from the National Institutes of Health, there is also some evidence to suggest yoga may be helpful when used alongside conventional medical treatment to help relieve some of the symptoms linked to ca...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Complementary and Alternative Methods Source Type: news
The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine. Modern-day snake oil salesmen hawking quick cures and TV doctors peddling the latest diet miracle with blatantly ridiculous claims are everywhere on the tube, social media, the supermarket and old-fashioned billboards...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news
There are many steps that need to be taken to end an epidemic—including policy, medication, coverage and treatment expansion—and require physicians to take the lead in fighting for their patients. Leaders in Pennsylvania are on a mission to provide that help to both the people who are suffering in the opioid epidemics and the physicians who treat them. A standing order for naloxone Through a multiagency effort, Pennsylvania’s physician general Rachel Levine, MD, in October signed a statewide prescription for naloxone, making this lifesaving overdose reversal drug available to the entire population. ...
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